Alonso Duralde

Alonso Duralde

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Alonso Duralde's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9% Taken 3 (2015) "Mégaton and editors Audrey Simonaud and Nicolas Trembasiewicz take every fist-fight, shoot-out and highway chase and shred them into milliseconds of mismatched visual information like something out of a latter-day Godard movie. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 9, 2015
98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Takes you on a bit of a meander, but you'll find by the end that you've arrived somewhere. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Jan 5, 2015
72% Big Eyes (2014) "Ultimately boils down to being just another movie about an abusive marriage. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Jan 5, 2015
21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "Director Tom Harper and screenwriter Jon Croker offer up plenty of atmosphere, but every good idea this sequel has to offer winds up taking a backseat to the most obvious cat-in-the-closet "BOO!" moments imaginable. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 1, 2015
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "Takes a damning look at how the modern economy handles the working class without ever overstating the case. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 30, 2014
71% Into the Woods (2014) "The stage musical delightfully reminded audiences that while happy endings are possible, you should always be careful about what you've wished for. Now comes the movie version, and it's a singing and dancing manifestation of both of those ideas. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 17, 2014
98% The Babadook (2014) "An extraordinary film that taps into the fears of both childhood and adulthood. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Dec 15, 2014
73% Inherent Vice (2015) "I get why some people will love this movie, but for me, sitting through it was an absolute chore. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Dec 15, 2014
53% The Interview (2014) "While The Interview never slacks in its mission to tell jokes, it's such a messy and meandering movie that it never quite lands as a satire of politics or the media or anything else. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 12, 2014
50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "Because when young children go to see a movie about dinosaur skeletons and a capuchin monkey who come alive at night in a museum, what they really want is to hear a divorced dad nagging his teen son about the value of an education. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 12, 2014
8% The Pyramid (2014) "Some things were never meant to be uncovered. Some movies, too. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 5, 2014
90% Wild (2014) "In less sensitive hands, Wild could have easily wound up being an Oprah's Book Club episode writ large, but Hornby, Vallée, Witherspoon and Dern lead the charge in taking the material to a higher elevation. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 2, 2014
51% Unbroken (2014) "The film boasts both sheen and efficiency without always delivering an equivalent emotional impact. It's easier to be awed or impressed by it than moved. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 1, 2014
28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "You'll leave humming the plagues. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 29, 2014
0% Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014) "Had "Saving Christmas" run any longer, Cameron would no doubt have found a way to find the divinity in Frosty, Rudolph, the Grinch, peppermint bark, the Elf on the Shelf, frosted cranberry hand soap and Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 14, 2014
77% Rosewater (2014) "While the film keeps telling us that Bahari survived his ordeal by freeing his mind from imprisonment and eventually outsmarting his rosewater-scented interrogator, we are told that he's doing so more than we're seeing it. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 13, 2014
46% The Gambler (2014) "It's no mystery why actors and directors want to relive the magic of American studio movies from the fabled 1970s, but if you're not going to take the risks that the originals did, or illuminate as much about the characters, why redo them at all? " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 11, 2014
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Still very much a Hunger Games movie, yes, but it calls to mind smart political comedies like Wag the Dog and Tanner '88 as well. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 10, 2014
84% Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2014) "Delivers adrenaline, chutzpah, and fake blood by the bucket-load, continually confounding audience expectations while offering up a twisted valentine to moviemaking in general and the disappearing medium of 35mm film in particular. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 7, 2014
90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Just when we're settling into the film being a Lumet-ian character-driven drama, Chandor will, on more than one occasion, organically segue to an adrenaline-packed truck chase that's as exciting as any big action-movie moment of recent memory. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 6, 2014
17% A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014) "Even with a powerhouse ensemble that includes Williams, Joel McHale, Candice Bergen, Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Clark Duke, and Tim Heidecker, there are almost no Friggin' laughs to be found. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 5, 2014
95% Nightcrawler (2014) "A riveting character study, but also an unsettling look at what the economy is doing to us as a society. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Nov 3, 2014
86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) "It's like someone gave Godard a list of everything you're not supposed to do in a 3D movie, and he did every one of them. Which is why he's a genius. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Nov 2, 2014
41% Horns (2014) "Strangely enough, in its thorough devotion to its premise, "Horns" winds up taking concepts of good and evil, god and the devil, and salvation and damnation more seriously than many of the so-called faith-based movies that have come out this year. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 30, 2014
100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "It probably helps to have some background in Japanese folklore, but the movie is utterly gorgeous even if you don't. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Oct 27, 2014
72% Interstellar (2014) "May represent an apotheosis of sorts, as it illustrates the very best and the very worst of Nolan as a writer-director. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 27, 2014
72% Camp X-Ray (2014) "Has a great idea behind it - a young female soldier assigned guard duty at Guantanamo Bay forms a kinship with one of the incarcerated Muslims - but first-time writer-director Peter Sattler doesn't go anywhere interesting with that notion. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 24, 2014
98% Citizenfour (2014) "Citizenfour finds its strength in both the story and the telling: The information about government spying is chilling, of course, but the movie also gives us the opportunity to get to know the elusive Snowden. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 23, 2014
92% Force Majeure (2014) "Cinematographer Fredrik Wenzel and editor Jacob Secher Schulsinger play out long takes, allowing us to take in fleeting bits of information while also generating nervous laughter. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 23, 2014
7% Ouija (2014) "Given its double burden of being both a toy adaptation and a bloodless kiddie horror show, Ouija winds up being more fun than you might think, even if it's the sort of film you can't really take seriously for a second. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 23, 2014
89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Sweet and sharp and exciting and hilarious, Big Hero 6 comes to the rescue of what's become a dreaded movie trope - the origin story - and launches the superhero tale to pleasurable new heights. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 23, 2014
77% Fury (2014) "A reminder that World War II was a hellhole, no matter how great the Andrew Sisters were. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Oct 20, 2014
2% Left Behind (2014) "The first movie made from this material was all about the Anti-Christ taking over the UN. This one's about landing a plane. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Oct 20, 2014
84% Listen Up Philip (2014) "If you've ever sat in a focus group and said, "I wish the characters were more likable," this is not the movie for you. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 16, 2014
88% Gone Girl (2014) "Thoroughly engrossing, even when it stops being logical. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Oct 13, 2014
82% The Book of Life (2014) "A visual feast in every frame. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 11, 2014
77% St. Vincent (2014) "So thoroughly artificial that the Coke Zero you bought in the lobby will look like a shot of wheatgrass juice by comparison. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 10, 2014
95% Whiplash (2014) "The editing (by Tom Cross) matches the film's jazz rhythms, up to and including a climactic drum solo that's more hold-your-breath suspenseful than a dozen superhero rooftop battles. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 10, 2014
62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) "These characters should have to suffer twice as many embarrassments if they want to earn all those adjectives in the title. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 5, 2014
61% The Equalizer (2014) "It gets sillier as it goes along, but it's never not entertaining. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 26, 2014
77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "The intent of the film, and its timeliness, are beyond reproach, but that doesn't make "Kill the Messenger" as stirring or inspiring of indignation as it clearly wants to be. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 26, 2014
92% Pride (2014) "Pride overstuffs itself with too many characters and too many subplots, but the impact of these musical moments, along with a stellar ensemble of actors, make this an effective feel-good movie about fighting the power. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 26, 2014
67% Space Station 76 (2014) "Daringly changes tone, and challenges expectation, without ever missing the beat. The acting and the design are consistently spot-on in their homage to the '70s, but it's smarter and deeper than the gag-fest you might expect. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Sep 21, 2014
41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "This is where I roll my eyes and make a gagging noise. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Sep 21, 2014
66% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) "Gets under your skin in a most effective way. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Sep 21, 2014
0% Reclaim (2014) "In any movie where good people are being scammed by nefarious ripoff artists, there's the potential moment where the protagonists become so stupid and trusting that you lose all sympathy for them. That moment occurs about midway through Reclaim " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 20, 2014
39% Tusk (2014) "It's not even that the film shifts wildly in tone as much as the fact that none of those tones work at all: the horror parts aren't scary and, surprisingly for Smith, the comedy bits aren't funny. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 16, 2014
67% Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) "Adjust your documentary-watching gauge closer to Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and further away from "Werner Herzog discovers one of the last unspoiled places left on earth," and you'll have a perfectly enjoyable time. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 16, 2014
89% Wetlands (2014) "Shocking and outrageous -- but in the best way possible. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Sep 13, 2014
0% Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014) "To find fault with the Atlas Shrugged franchise because of its politics is like complaining about Birdemic because it gets the ornithology wrong. Why dwell on the details when there are giant, embarrassing flaws staring you in the face? " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 12, 2014
59% My Old Lady (2014) "The setup might seem familiar and charming, but this film's payoffs come from unexpected places and require an audience's willingness to travel down some dark and rocky paths. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Sep 10, 2014
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